A former team-mate of Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that the Italian is in talks with AS Roma over becoming manager at the Stadio Olimpico in the summer.
Ruggiero Rizzitelli, a former Roma striker, has claimed that Ancelotti, a two-time Champions League winning manager from his time at AC Milan, is in talks with the Roma board over replacing the recently sacked Claudio Ranieri.
“I believe there are negotiations with Ancelotti and Roma already” said Rizzitelli.
“But it all depends on how much money is available. If Ancelotti comes to Roma, he expects a competitive side.
“So we have to see how much cash the owners are willing to provide for him as he will need the money to bring in important players.
“Ancelotti is a coach who earns big money, and so it’s normal that he would have to reduce his demands to come to Roma.”
Only last week Ancelotti denied that he would be making a return to Rome in the immediate future, but has said that he will return to his homeland at some point.
Roma are currently under the stewardship of former striker Vincenzo Montella, who has taken over on an interim basis until the end of the season, having been promoted from his job as under-14’s coach.